Dialang validity and reliability?

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Re: Dialang validity and reliability?

Postby RLTW_PR » Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:22 pm

I have a hard time believing the results I just received on the Dialang exam I took. According to Dianlang I am an A1 or lower in listening and an A2 in reading. I was so surprised by the Dialang test, I took the Instituto Cervantes placement test https://ave.cervantes.es/prueba_nivel/registro/test_de_clasificacion.php I was placed in B1.4. According to the actual DELE exam I took last year I am B1 in both reading and listening, albeit I was a very low B1. Since my Spanish has improved since taking the DELE, I am more inclined to believe the Cervantes assessment than Dialang.

Dialang seems way off, at least for me.
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Re: Dialang validity and reliability?

Postby Jaleel10 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:30 am

RLTW_PR wrote:I have a hard time believing the results I just received on the Dialang exam I took. According to Dianlang I am an A1 or lower in listening and an A2 in reading. I was so surprised by the Dialang test


I got an A1 or lower in the listening portion as well and was too ashamed to post about it :oops: Heck, I know my listening comprehension is the worst of my skills but I can still understand the audio of my B1 graded readers fairly easily as well as a fair amount of Spanish youtube videos. Glad to see I am not the only one who feels the tests are a bit... weird?

I took the Instituto Cervantes placement test https://ave.cervantes.es/prueba_nivel/r ... cacion.php I was placed in B1.4


Thanks for this, this test seems pretty comprehensive. Hopefully it will be a better judge of my abilities, not that I should really be caring about stuff like this but it's good to know where and what you still have to improve on.
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Re: Dialang validity and reliability?

Postby Arnaud » Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:33 am

Out of curiosity I've taken the french vocab test (placement 1000)
I'm C1 because I've made only one mistake (answered sûrement instead of probablement, to express a probability: both are correct, imho).
With 29/30 you're C1 and 30/30 you're C2... Ridiculous.
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Re: Dialang validity and reliability?

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